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Will Ripple (XRP) and Ox (ZRX) Get Listed on Coinbase?

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It is every crypto’s goal to get listed on as many crypto exchanges as possible, and Coinbase is among the top exchanges that every crypto would like to join. By getting listed on this exchange, the coins would receive a lot of benefits and would get that much more exposure. This is also a goal for Ripple (XRP) and Ox (ZRX), although their chances of getting to Coinbase are not as high as their supporters would like.

With many new coins getting adopted by various big exchanges around the world, it is not that surprising that those left out wish to join the party. This especially goes for Ripple (XRP) and Ox (ZRX), and their investors are waiting for the announcement that they are getting on Coinbase with each passing day. And yet, the announcement is not coming, possibly for several reasons.

Why Coinbase won’t accept Ripple?

Coinbase recently announced that it will adopt Ethereum Classic as one of its newest cryptocurrencies, which was a big surprise for the Ripple fans. Considering that XRP is the third largest digital currency on CoinMarketCap, Ripple enthusiasts were confused with this choice, now that Coinbase decided to open up to new cryptos.

With Ripple’s success, high rank, large community, and acceptance by banks and other financial institutions around the world, it would be easy to think that this coin meets all of the requirements needed to get listed. Still, this might not be true, and Coinbase itself said as much.

The reasons for this include various pending cases and legal issues, and the recent revelations involving bribery are also not helping this crypto. A large part of the reason why Ripple isn’t being accepted is also the fact that it is still highly centralized. Not only that, but its parent company still holds a large majority of the XRP coins (more than 80%). This is simply not acceptable for a digital currency that claims to be a real crypto.

Despite the fact that Ripple continues to argue that their token is not a security, many are still not convinced, and the decentralization of the coin that was promised has yet to arrive. Because of this, and the pending cases that were mentioned earlier, Ripple definitely still doesn’t meet the necessary requirements.

What is the issue with Ox (ZRX)?

Ox is a very different crypto than Ripple, and it allows its users to trade any ERC-20 coin via its ZRX token. The coin became popular recently, which led its enthusiasts to believe that this crypto has a shot at joining Coinbase sometime soon. Seemingly, the coin does actually meet all the necessary requirements that are needed in order for it to be adopted by this exchange.

It is decentralized, has economic freedom, and is even complying with the laws and regulations. The issue lies with the recent developments regarding Coinbase’ s platform. The exchange has announced recently that it is trying to get regulatory permission to add blockchain and crypto security assets. That way, it would be capable of offering securities based on the blockchain, with SEC overseeing the procedures.

This is why it soon might not be in need of services that Ox has to offer, which is why the coin doesn’t really have a chance. Of course, nothing is certain as of yet, and only time will tell whether any of this is actually going to transpire. However, if it does, then Ox will probably have to aim at some other exchange.

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Reasons Why You Are Much Safer When Crypto Trading on Dexes

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While many cryptocurrencies aim to bring the change to the world by bringing full decentralization, one aspect of the crypto space still remains mostly centralized, and that is the way they are exchanged. Most crypto exchanges are centralized companies, where traders and investors need to deposit their coins for safekeeping. This is a risky way to handle the funds, as exchanges remain susceptible to hacks and theft, as many realized recently, after the hack of the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance.

During the hack, around 7,000 BTC (over $40 million) was taken, and sent to multiple wallets, never to be seen again — for now, at least. The hack also came as quite a shock, as Binance was known for its efficiency, security, and high levels of confidence. It also made people realize that their coins are not really theirs if they need to rely on third parties, such as exchanges, to keep them safe. As a result, many are now turning away from centralized exchanges, and are heading towards decentralized ones — also known as DEXes.

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider doing the same.

1. True ownership of your coins

The crypto community has a saying: “not your keys, not your coins.” The saying is now more relevant than ever, but it does not apply on DEXes. Decentralized exchanges

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Crypto Billionaire Predicts Massive Price Growth by 2021

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Crypto prices are once again going up, and Bitcoin has just passed a major resistance level at $6,000. With a situation like that, it is not surprising that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to the future, wondering what to expect in years to come. Many experts have already given their predictions, some more optimistic than others, but almost all bullish.

Crypto billionaire Mike Novogratz has always been very supportive of cryptocurrencies, and very bullish on Bitcoin. He recently stated that he sees the coins’ prices triple in the following 18 months, meaning that Bitcoin’s return to $20,000 might not be far away, according to him.

He noted that Bitcoin is back to $6,000 after its price hit as low as $3,100 only a few months ago. These days, Novogratz does not believe Bitcoin will return to such lows unless there is a devastating exchange hack or a major shift in regulations. Of course, there was a big hack that had the potential to damage the coin’s price, only days ago. The world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, saw a significant security breach which resulted in a theft of 7,000 BTC.

However, so far, the coin did not react negatively to this incident. While Novogratz believed that such an event would shatter the new confidence in BTC, it simply did not happen. However, he…

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TokenRoll (TKR) Platform Will Take Online Casinos to the Next Level

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Corporate executives are turning to blockchain technology more than ever in an attempt to revolutionize the business world.  Although blockchain is still a relatively new concept, that hasn’t stopped more and more companies from jumping on the bandwagon.  This hot new technology has quickly gained a reputation for providing greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency, and low costs.  One industry that could certainly benefit from decentralization is the online gambling market, specifically, online casinos.  TokenRoll (TKR) has developed a platform that appears to offer a promising alternative to centralized casinos.

Problems with Centralized Casinos

The primary reason why blockchain technology is being implemented so quickly is because it solves a lot of the problems typically associated with the traditional business model.  And online casinos are no different.  It still needs to be said that centralized casinos have proven that there is a great demand for online gambling.  The market is growing faster than anyone could have predicted, and future opportunities appear very promising and lucrative.  But industries are continually evolving and this one is no different.

A few of the problems facing centralized casinos include the following:

  • Little to no transparency
  • Consumer lack of confidence
  • Privacy concerns
  • 48-72 hour wait time for withdrawals

These are four monumental issues that need to be addressed quickly given the global growth of the market.  Casinos need to…

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